BIMP @ BCBF 2015!

BCBF 2015Come visit BIMP at the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival this weekend. Tickets are surprisingly still on sale (I would snag the Early Bird if I were you 😉 ) The weather is supposed to be awesome, and I can’t think of a better way to spend it than at the Woolery Stone Mill in Bloomington. BIMP will be pouring between 2 and 3pm (just after our comrades from the KGB).  Some picks to look out for would be Tin Man’s Damascene, Upland’s Bockness Monster, and 18th St. The Contessa French Saison. Have a great time, and remember to be safe.

Here’s the address to the Woolery Stone Mill. Believe it or not, it’s at the intersection of Tapp and Kegg Rd.



UpCup 2013 Revisited

UpCup 2013 was a blast this year. Beer Is My Passion had four entries including an American Barleywine (Kyle Alder), an English IPA Spruce Beer (Michael Mustin), a Wood Aged Old Ale (Erik Howell), and a Southern English Brown (Jenn Myers). Upland really knows how to host an awesome homebrewing event. This is by far my favorite competition of the year. We all enjoyed Upland beer on tap, good conversation with  brewers from around the state, and awesome food catered by Upland. This year’s UpCup winner was homebrewer and beer judge Thomas Wallbank of the Indianapolis Foam Blowers with a Berliner Weisse. He’ll have his name added on the UpCup trophy with the other winners, and he’ll get to keep it until next year’s competition. Second place went to Ron Smith’s Saison, also a Foam Blower and beer judge. I’m very happy to announce that our own Jenn Myers ended up taking third place with her 221b Baker St. Southern English Brown this year 🙂 If you happen to bump into her make sure to congratulate her. We’re all super proud of her!

IMG_0620Here’s Jenn just after they announced she had taken third place.


Jenn received a free case of any Upland beer of her choice out of Upland’s massive beer cave. Rad Red? Don’t mind if I do 🙂

We all had an awesome time, and as you can see from some of the pictures there may have even been some kung fu fighting in the parking lot 🙂 BIMP later took the party to The Tap for some celebratory brews.

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival Revisited


We had a blast at this year’s Bloomington Craft Beer Festival. The Woolery Stone Mill could not have been a better venue for this event. So many great beers, beautiful weather, and an awesome crowd. You can bet I’ll be back there next year. Thanks to everyone that dropped by to try our brews. These pictures, as well as updates on other beer festivals can be found at the Brewers of Indiana Guild’s website. Cheers!

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival Map

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival MapA map has been released of the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival layout on the BCBF App a couple of days ago. If you tap the picture above on your phone you can zoom in and out. Looks like it’s going to be a fun time. Make sure to drop by the homebrew table located near the Firkins and say hi. We will only be pouring from 4-5pm, so make sure hit us up (You have to give BIMPer’s time to sample delicious brew too :)). We’ve got 7 brews to choose from while they last. Have a safe BCBF!

Bloomington Craft Beer Week App For IOS and Android


The Brewers of Indiana Guild have created a free app for IOS and Android for the events at this week’s Bloomington’s Craft Beer Week. The app includes a schedule of events, address information, a list participating breweries, links to taxi information, a camera feature, and even an embedded #BCBW Twitter feed. This should be pretty handy for peeps that are participating in more than just the Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. A list of the breweries registered for the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival has not officially been announced, but the app suggests that the following breweries will be there this week:

450 North Brewing Co.

Back Road Brewery

Bare Hands Brewery

Barley Island

Beer Is My Passion – We’ll have a booth from 4:00pm – 5:00pm @ BCBF

Bier Brewery

Big Woods Brewing Company

Black Acre Brewing Co

Black Swan Brewpub

Broad Ripple Brew Pub

Brugge Brasserie

Bulldog Brewing Company

Crown Brewery

Cutters Brewing Company

Danny Boy Beer Works

Daredevil Brewing Co

Das Big Dawg Brew Haus

Evil Czech Brewery

Figure Ei8ht Brewing

Flat 12 Bierworks

Fountain Square Brewery

Four Horseman Brewing Co.

Great Crescent Brewery

Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery

Hawcreek Brewing Company

Iechyd Da Brewing Co.

Lafayette Brewing Company

Lake City Tap House

Lil’ Charlie’s Restaurant and Brewery

Mad Anthony Brewing Company

Main St. Brewery at Turoni’s Pizza

New Albanian Brewing Company

New Boswell Brewing Company

Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

People’s Brewing Company

Power House Brewing Company

Ram Restaurant and Brewery Fishers and Downtown locations

Rock Bottom Restaurant Brewery – College Park and Downtown locations

Salt Creek Brewery

ShoreLine Brewery and Restaurant

Sun King Brewing Company

Thr3e Wise Men Brewery

Three Floyds Brewing

Three Pints Brewpub

Tin Man Brewing Company

Triton Brewing Company

Twisted Crew Brewing Company

Union Brewing Company

Upland Brewing Company

ZwanzigZ Pizza and Brewing

Upland Looking To Fill An Open Brewing Position


Upland+Logo_New+Horizontal+copyNLUpland Brewing Company is searching for an experienced brewer to join their team in Bloomington! This is awesome news for homebrewers interested in moving to commercial brewing. Although Upland is looking for someone with at least 3 years of brewery experience, it is great to hear that the industry is thriving. Here’s the original posting:

Upland Listing for Additional Brewer

Upland Brewing’s Expansion Party!

Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington is will be celebrating the opening of their new 37,000 sq. foot brewing expansion next weekend and they want you to come! A free party will be held at 4060 Profile Parkway in Bloomington on Sunday July 15th from 4-8pm, and will include beer, music, and even a hog roast. The event is family friendly, but serving areas are restricted to people 21 and older. This sounds like it will be an awesome time! Let me know if you plan on heading down there as I’d love to check it out.